Oil on Canvas
Despite growing up in the North East of Scotland, it is the landscape of the Outer Hebrides that inspires Nicola. She would visit family on the island of North Uist several times a year throughout her childhood and spend most of the time outside walking in the hills or playing on the beach regardless of the weather.
Nicola graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting and continued to paint while teaching Art and Design for several years.
It is the sheer scale of the landscape in Scotland that stirs Nicola to paint. Walking on a Hebridean beach with the wind on her face, she looks up to the limitless sky and feels tiny. She wants her paintings to communicate a sense of immersion and connection within a landscape.
The Strathearn Gallery | 32 West High Street | Crieff | Perthshire | PH7 4DL